Painted ladies, buzzard and white stork


Painted lady, 6 June 2015

This photo shows a painted lady. It was one of two butterflies of that species flying near a bicycle track in Gooilust nature reserve. This butterfly sat down again and again on the cycle track. Sometimes, a cyclist disturbed it, and it flew away, eg, to a tree’s leaves.

Painted ladies are migratory butterflies. This animal’s wings looked worn down from long distance flying, maybe all the way from North Africa to here.

After Gooilust yesterday, today, 6 June 2015, we went there again.

In the water not far from the painted ladies, a coot couple swimming with their chick. A grey heron on the bank flew away.

As we left, a white stork on the meadow.

A buzzard flying overhead.

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Painted ladies, buzzard and white stork

  1. Pingback: Rare moth in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Millions of painted ladies expected in Britain | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Butterflies in history, arts and science | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Webcam young white storks eat worms, moles, mice | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Blue stork in Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Three great egrets and a buzzard | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: White storks migrating on Moroccan garbage dumps | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Many birds, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Highland cattle and stonechat | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: White storks in Dutch nature reserve | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Osprey lands in backyard, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: White storks on migration, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Wildlife in Amsterdam city, film review | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Painted ladies, farthest migrating butterflies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.